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Peter Dykstra and Living on Earth Host Steve Curwood discuss how wildlife bridges over busy highways are keeping reindeer and other migrating species safe. They then touch on the problem of discarded masks and other PPE plastics polluting the planet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EPA’s new rule will likely be a drop in the bucket for consumers but a huge step forward on global climate action.

In the 70s an often-forgotten film predicted climate change, chaos, and cannibalism in America's not-so-distant future.

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Thanks to the phase-down of coal, the risk of premature death in the United States due to the burning of fuels for electricity, homes and businesses fell 54 to 60 percent from 2008 to 2017, Harvard researchers found in a new study.

The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve an ambitious goal to conserve nearly one-third of America's lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and create jobs.

The companies are launching pilot programs to produce gas without harmful methane leaks. There are business reasons to do that, experts say.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm outlined her agency's $46.3 billion budget request before House lawmakers as a necessary investment in clean energy technology, while boosting funding for fossil fuel research at federal laboratories near Pittsburgh.

Downtown-based natural gas driller EQT Corp. announced a $2.9 billion acquisition Thursday, expanding its reach into the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. Already...

A mangrove preservation project along Colombia's Caribbean coast is using a more comprehensive method to calculate how much carbon is stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, potentially boosting global efforts to conserve so-called blue carbon.

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, talks with Yale Environment 360 about the yawning gap between vows to cut carbon output and reality, his agency’s road map for slashing emissions, and why the clean-energy revolution could soon become unstoppable.
An audit of the National Audubon Society confirmed the findings of a POLITICO investigation that the environmental organization fostered a culture of harassment.
A cryptocurrency company is showing how Bitcoin can keep dirty energy alive.
The quest for rare wood is endangering forests. Now we can just 3D-print replicas made from wood waste instead.

Brian Kateman: Infighting between meat-replacement companies is making them lose sight of the real goal.

To make transporting pasta a little more efficient, it doesn’t need to become a fusilli or a penne until it hits the water.
Industrial farming drained wealth from rural America. In his new book, Meter says community food systems can repair the damage.

An environmental coalition is lobbying for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area of northeastern Oregon.

Transportation secretary talks electric vehicles, carrots and sticks, and how he plans to counter Republican criticism on the administration's infrastructure plan.

The EPA said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.
Passionate about the natural world, some artists are examining how their materials and creative process impact the environment.
"Extract as much as you can," the country's top energy legislator says. But time might be about to run out for new major oil and gas projects on the Russian Arctic shelf.
The repercussions of climate change are getting nearer as scientists race to determine what will happen as a result of glaciers continuing to melt.
Expectations were high for Angela Merkel as she spoke one last time at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. But her speech promoting carbon pricing and "international solidarity" left climate experts disappointed.

Two new studies show that ancient warming periods led the release of a lot of methane from thawing permafrost and Arctic seabeds.

The grand metropolises of 21st Century civilisation will leave a geological legacy that will last for millennia, but some things will endure far longer than others.

Rich governments are being urged to deliver on an unmet pledge of funding to help developing countries tackle climate change at June's G7 summit and raise it after 2025.

A new U.S. push to cut ship emissions will kick into high gear a multibillion-dollar quest for nonfossil fuels to power oceangoing vessels, but likely will face a backlash from Asian and South American nations that fear rising export costs.
BlackRock’s support of two shareholder-led proposals highlight the growing tension between asset managers who are calling for companies like Berkshire Hathaway to further emphasize ESG issues and executives such as Warren Buffett who are pushing back.
The oil giant owns a carbon sequestration company that could benefit from the law, allowing BP to play both sides of the emissions ledger.

Reaching President Biden's goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035 would require a massive shift away from fossil fuels across the U.S. - including in red states.

But in solidarity there’s some solace.
Republican attorneys general have a powerful tool for fighting President Biden's early actions on climate change: multistate lawsuits.

An unprecedented lawsuit by an Indigenous group that was once nearly wiped out seeks $8.2 million in damages for continued invasions and destruction of their territory.